While an intriguing and heart wrenching look at the Toronto Underground Cinema, its day to day operations, and sadly eventual closure, the documentary The Rep sometimes gets bogged down by trying to place the cinema into part of a greater dialogue about the state of repertory cinemas around the world.
As Morgan White's documentary The Rep - which looks at the lifespan of the Toronto Underground Cinema, the people who ran it, and the current state of reparatory cinema in general - gets set for it's Toronto premiere this Wednesday night, we sit down with the director to talk about how the film evolved from a web series, his travels to other theatres, and how hard it was to let the film go when he stopped filming and things at the Underground started to get worse
Nearly a year after completion and more than several months after the closure of its subject - the Toronto Underground Cinema - filmmaker Morgan White's ode to old school cinemas The Rep will finally be coming to theatres that can book it for free and keep 100% of what it makes. We talked to White on the day of his announcement to get his thoughts and ask him why.
Dork Shelf.com is now a proud sponsor of The Rep! The ongoing web-series documents the trials and tribulations of our friends at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Episode 5 follows the gang as they travel deep into the depths of a defunct cinema to uncover a mysterious cache of 35mm film cannisters.
The latest episode of the ongoing web-series The Rep is now online. The series documents the trials and tribulations of our friends at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Episode 4 concludes the events of the previous episode – Charlie, Nigel, Alex and Peter continue to prep the theatre for The Wright Stuff, while anxiously awaiting the arrival of director Edgar Wright